Memories and Possessions

I don’t shop during holidays and very little when not on one (ok that isn’t entirely true…). You can say i have consciously stopped buying unnecessary stuff so i can travel more than i already do. While i avoid picking up random ‘things’ from my trips,  I usually like to bring a part of what…

The Ray of Hope for pizzas

When you are tired of eating mass consumption pizzas and craving for something closer to homemade pizza you need to head to Ray’s Pizzeria at Bandra. You will probably not even find the place because it looks like literally a hole in the wall. But when you venture further you are greeted with the most…

Pandit’s Kulfi @ Jaipur

Never eaten such perfect kulfi in my life and I had to go for seconds. This is Pandit’s Kulfi at Jaipur and while the whole of the city was selling strawberry kulfi this place sell traditional flavours and serves with more than one kulfi stock for easy manoeuvring – a clever but very useful invention…

Making the most of Meghalaya

On the last solo trip I went to in May this year, I managed to visit Meghalaya. I had relatives there – but I never really got down to visiting them because you know – life. Before I booked myself in to this trip I got several warning signs from my forever paranoid Papa who…

Patterns and a mid-year post

I think i see a pattern in the way I blog. The first half of the year is super busy and mind boggling with the amount of chores that I have to get done – like providing your tax proofs to your company, getting your child settled in school (in my case homeschooling), then filing…

Here comes Ideal: THE ice cream of South Canara

Ideal’s is the ideal place to go when you want some indulgence in your holiday. This particular branch of the iconic ice cream brand from Mangalore is the first and the oldest. My mum used to take me when I was about 6-7 years old when we went to Mangalore and I took my 6…

Refuse the straw: Bake House Cafe

It might seem to many that I hadn’t eaten in a while but just got too lazy to post and write long descriptions😜 A weekend ago I went to this lovely place called the Bake House Cafe. The place had a kind of a ‘forced’ vintage or retro look – I don’t know but a…

A short tale about Missal Pav

Some days back i put out a post on Facebook on the origins of Missal Pav. What is Missal Pav you might wonder? This is how it looks like. This post was inspired by this wonderful Missal Pav that i had outside KEM hospital where i had gone to a workshop. I went bright and…

When in doubt, bake bread!

Last weekend was dedicated to learning something new. I always wanted to learn to make bread, had it in my yearly goals list for two years (which i, of course  procrastinated forever) and I learnt to make bread finally at the APB Cook Studio taught to us by the very effervescent Shekhar! The workshop was…

Feeding frenzy in Saigon, Vietnam

Yes yes i know i am late by almost  month to write this food blog but life happened and my blogging got relegated to ‘i should do this some day’. I took my ‘not-so-solo’ trip to Vietnam last month and i had a blast – to say the least. My friend accompanied me for a…